Review: The Hunger 2.07-2.08

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

I’m back this week with a look at another two episodes of that old Canadian TV series, The Hunger. First up is “Night Bloomer”, based on a story by David J. Schow. I have not read the original, but the TV episode is a rather dull tale of – you guessed it – plants. And not even the fun Triffid plants that chase you through a dark alley.

An inventor at a company that has come up …

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Review: The Hunger: 2.04-2.06

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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Another week of looking at crappy episodes of that old Canadian anthology show The Hunger. Wait…what? This week, they were actually okay? Holy cow, what happened?
First …

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Review: The Hunger 2.01-2.03

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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I’m back to reviewing that old Canadian erotic/horror series The Hunger, just in time for Valentine’s Day. If you read my reviews of season …

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Review: The Hunger 1.20-1.21

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

[spoilers ahead]

You know what’s better late than never? My review of the last two episodes of the first season of The Hunger. I’ve read both stories that provide the inspiration for these episodes and now that I’ve watched them, the verdict is: Snore.

First up is “Clarimonde”, based on a story by Théophile Gautier. Poor Gautier has seen better days and, though this little baby has been reprinted in a number of vampire anthologies, it’s …

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Review: The Hunger 1.18-1.19

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Okay, so I’m back on The Hunger wagon and reviewing the episodes of this 90s TV show. This time up are two stories I have not read in print.

First up is “Plain Brown Envelope”, in which a woman hitches a ride with a truck driver. He carries some interesting merchandise in the back: a huge cargo of sex toys.

The episode is harmless but never scary. While the situation has some comedic potential – witness all …

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Review: The Hunger: 1.16-1.17

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Oh, The Hunger. How I hate you, sometimes. You, with your low-budget antics and your desire to make up for it by sticking a boob on screen, and distracting me that way. This week, show, distraction didn’t work. I was bored to tears and not even the cheapo sex scenes could make up for the pain of watching what took place on screen.

First off was “The Lighthouse”. According to the credits, this is based on …

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Review: The Hunger: 1.14-1.15

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The budget constraints of this show appear frequently, but, in these two episodes, they become quite obvious.

“Fly By Night”, based on a story by Gemma Files, is first up. I am not particularly fond of this vampire story. It is neither my favourite tale of the creatures of the night, nor my favourite story by this writer. But the original is a short, serviceable story, with one of Files’ trademark strong female characters.

The TV version? …

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Review: The Hunger: 1.09-1.10

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

This week, I look at “But At My Back I Always Hear” and “Red Light”. The stories highlight the importance of strong source material. “But At My Back I Always Hear” fares better, despite the tacky direction, mainly because it has a stronger bone structure: The story it’s based on is superior to “Red Light”.

“But At My Back I Always Hear” by David Morrell is a story about romantic obsession. Now, in our modern culture, romantic …

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Review: The Hunger 1.05-1.06

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

This week, I look at “Bridal Suite” (1.05) and “Room 17” (1.06). Graham Masterton is tough to find in anthology format, as I already complained about in another review, so I didn’t have a chance to read the story upon which episode five is based. The sixth episode, on the other hand, is an original screenplay. Though it has nothing original about it. But let’s begin with “Bridal Suite”.

A couple of newlyweds take refuge in an …

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Review: The Hunger: 1.03-1.04

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Welcome back to our overview of The Hunger. This time, I look at “Necros” (1.03) and “The Secret Shih-Tan” (1.04). “The Secret” is the superior piece, but let’s keep things in the proper order. There are spoilers all around, so scatter off if you don’t like ‘em.

“Necros” is based on a story by Brian Lumley. I’ve enjoyed a number of Lumley stories (I think “House of Cthulhu” is creepy as hell), but “Necros” strikes me …

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Review: The Hunger 1.01-1.02

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

[spoilers ahead]

The Hunger: The Complete First Season (1997). DVD Release Date:June 2, 2009

Once upon a time, in the 1990s, there was a TV show called The Hunger. And, since not many people nowadays seem to remember it, I’ve made it my personal mission to watch every episode and review it.

The Hunger is interesting for several reasons. First of all, it is somewhat of a parent, or maybe grandparent, to TV shows like …

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